Apr 27th, 2015


By Troy Tudor

One of the privileges I have had in my time with the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce was to launch the Las Cruces Young Professionals organization.

The launch came about after one-on-one conversations with nearly 100 young professionals in our community, and has led to conversations with countless more since its beginning. There are now nearly 400 individuals participating in the group and nearly 800 interacting on social media.

One of the major concerns of this demographic is the opportunity to succeed in their careers. For some, it is establishing a career; for some, it is growing a career; ... Continue Reading

Jan 11th, 2016
Spaceport America moving full speed ahead, legislative assistance needed -

Spaceport America is the first purpose-­‐built commercial spaceport in the world. The FAA-­‐licensed launch complex, situated on 18,000 acres adjacent to the U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico, boasts 6,000 mi2 of restricted airspace, low population density, a 12,000-­‐ foot spaceway, and 340+ days of sunshine. Two of the most respected companies in the commercial space industry are tenants at Spaceport America; Virgin Galactic and SpaceX.

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Feb 22nd, 2016
Financial Education Training Offered in Conjunction with Money Smart Week Southern New Mexico 2016

The FDIC and Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch will offer four financial education Train-the-Trainer sessions in Las Cruces in preparation for Money Smart Week 2016. The two English sessions, two hours each in length, will be identical and feature one hour instruction on using FDIC Money Smart and one hour instruction on using the Federal Reserve's Building Wealth.  The two Spanish sessions, two hours in length, will be identical and feature instruction on using the Federal Reserve’s Building Wealth only.  However, the Spanish version ... Continue Reading

May 31st, 2016

The Las Cruces Chapter of the NAACP and the New Mexico Workforce Connection will be hosting a 2016 Summer Youth Job Fair on Friday, June 17, 2016 from 10 am – 2 pm at the Rio Grande Preparatory Institute- 2355 Avenida de Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM. 

Interested businesses and employers who would like to participate and hire youth in the community should fill out the employer registration form and submit it to Marietta Valdez at marietta.valdez@state.nm.us. 

Registration is FREE, each business/employer will be provided one table and two chairs.  Also, see click here for marketing flyer for youth ... Continue Reading

Sep 6th, 2016

Media Contact: April Anaya aanaya@nmsu.edu (575) 646-3642 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Las Cruces, NM. On September 21, 2016, representatives from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will visit New Mexico State University to present a one day seminar to assist students, educators, entrepreneurs, inventors and the general public in learning more about patents and trademarks. The free program, scheduled from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in Milton Hall, room 85, will guide participants through a training and overview on the resources available for innovators and entrepreneurs. Participants interested in attending must register through Eventbrite at http://bit.ly/2bPjcyJ and receive an NMSU visitor parking ... Continue Reading